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Music, Sat 17 Nov 2018, free entry

VISITENGLAND VAQAS

Keep Calm & Dance Like It's The 1940's

Keep Calm & Dance Like It's The 1940's

Details

We will be opening its doors to give visitors a chance to revisit the 1940’s with dancing, forties fashion, talks, tea and cake.

The Archive team will be looking back at M&S in the 1940’s, from wartime Utility Fashion to how M&S colleagues rose to Home Front challenges. There will be talks on M&S and their customers during the Second World War and a chance to view the special RAF100: M&S and the Royal Air Force in the Second World War WWII, which commemorates the RAF’s centenary year.

In addition, there will be Lindy Hop demonstrations and classes for visitors to try the popular Swing-era dance. Frequently described as a jazz dance, Lindy Hop became popular when American troops were stationed in the U.K. and across other Allied countries during the Second World War.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

We are a fully accessible building with hearing loop installed and seating positioned around the exhibition to allow easy breaks. We offer parking on-site for blue badge users during opening hours.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 11:00 to 15:00

Prices

Free entry

Contact

M&S Company Archive

Address

Michael Marks Building,
Western Campus,
University of Leeds,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80848 Long: -1.55279

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

We are a fully accessible building with hearing loop installed and seating positioned around the exhibition to allow easy breaks. We offer parking on-site for blue badge users during opening hours.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility